06
DEC
2018

2018 Graduate Profile: Feeling Powerful – William

Math has been an obstacle for many students, not just the ones here at Next Step. Fortunately, our students work hard and are encouraged to keep trying to pass the final math hurdle! William felt comfortable with math and felt confident in his abilities. He worked with tutors to addre
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20
AUG
2018

2018 Graduate Profile: Patricia Bigornia

Patricia heard about Next Step from the Oakland Housing Authority Council. She worried that with her busy life, she wouldn’t have time to complete the program. She managed to complete the full battery of HiSET tests in five months! She now has her eye on college.   “N
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02
AUG
2018

Graduation Celebration! Class of 2018

On July 27th, 2018 53 Next Step students gathered to celebrate their accomplishments and receive their high school diplomas and equivalency certificates. In addition seven current students were honored for their outstanding achievements and inducted into the National Adult Education H
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07
MAY
2018

New Graduate – Raymond

At Next Step, Raymond was able to build a school schedule that worked for him, “I can pick the times that I could attend … I got my equivalency!” When asked about his future plans, Raymond offered in his unique way, “I’m hoping for a stress-free job.̶
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21
MAR
2018

2018 Graduates – Journey and Natavia

Journey and Natavia completed their high school courses and graduated in February 2018! These friends held down jobs, supported themselves and finished their senior year at Next Step.  
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27
JAN
2018

New Graduate: David

David graduated with his high school equivalency diploma in December. He is now working full time with plans to go to college next semester. “Next Step…it is the doorway to everything. That’s the best way to describe it. You actually help. Actually build our confidence and make us fee
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